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Gondola ride experience in Venice

4.1/5
Excellent
Based on 160 reviews
Free cancellation
Duration: 30 minutes
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Enjoy a 30-minute ride on a traditional Venetian gondola

Journey through centuries of history and picturesque views

Glide across the breathtaking Grand Canal

Be spoilt for choice with amazing photo opportunities

What to expect

The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous city of water as it is mysterious in its origins. Not many people know that at the beginning this unique vessel was different from the one we can admire today, changing across time together with the city it is associated to. Of course, the history of the gondola is deeply bound to the one of Venice.

Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats on earth, the gondola is built using unique techniques and every single part of it also hides symbolic meanings. For example, its toothed bow iron has five or six rebbi (combs), which are each symbolic of the six sestieri (districts) into which Venice is divided. The function of this part made of iron is to balance the weight of the gondolier and it has an 'S' shape that evokes the flow of the Grand Canal.

Let yourself experience in first person the gondola through this tour. An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colors, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. You'll be able to admire elegant buildings on the side banks and unique bridges, and breathe in the fascinating and magical atmosphere that only a city built on the water can offer.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

30-minute gondola ride

Boarding assistance

Location

Calle Larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of the "Poste Italiane" office, next to the Museo Correr's entrance. Please be sure to get there at least 15 minutes prior to the tour starting time.

Provider

Gray Line Venice

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • The gondola ride will also take place on rainy days. In the case of heavy rain, it might be canceled and the tour will be refunded (or rescheduled for another day/time). Please note that no refund will be provided for no shows or late arrivals
  • Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to five people for each one) so you might have to share it with other people
  • Assistance will be provided on board, while commentary during the tour is not included

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.1/5

Based on 160 reviews from verified customers

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Review categories

Safety

4.4/5

Service

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Value for money

4.4/5

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Prompt pick up at meeting point, short walk to Gondola. 1/2 hour sail through lovely calm canals. Beautiful, relaxing experience. Only 5 people on ou ...

  • Anonymous

    From Spain - September 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From Spain - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Squares

    From United Kingdom - August 2022

    Travelled with family

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    The gondola ride was value for money, meeting point just off st marks square, then a short walk to a quieter location where all the designer shops are ...

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - August 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - August 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5